Humor and the Holocaust are two things many would never expect to see go hand in hand. The genocide committed by the Nazi regime resulted in the deaths of an estimated 11 million people.
“How the hell did we get here? I’m sure Lenny Bruce would have something to say. The only problem is that if he said it back at the time he was alive, it would have landed him in court or in jail,” Arnie Reisman said after considering the current state of American politics.
Under the display labeled “Family” in the Brandeis University Archives, an abundance of black and white family photos gaze up at the viewer.
“I’ve decided that I’m completely corrupt,” reads the start of a letter tucked inside the Farber University Archives.
According to the NASA website, “The universe is a big, big place.” The sun, our nearest star, is 93 million miles away, and the next closest galaxy to the Milky Way is 2.5 million light years away.
14 students, four comedians, approximately 70 audience members and a professor walk into a bar. Such was the case Tuesday night in Cholmondeley's Coffee House at 8 p.m.
When Rosemarie Garland-Thomson ’93 Ph.D. first came to Brandeis, she had a variety of identities.
Alongside her role as a professor at Brandeis for the course Latinos in the United States, Prof. Madeleine Lopez (HIST) also encourages learning about different cultures at the Intercultural Center as its new director.
In 1966, 30 students attended the first-ever Waltham Group meeting. Little did they know that 50 years later, the Brandeis community service organization would boast hundreds of volunteers who each year dedicate 40,000 hours to community service. Students, alumni, faculty and members of the Waltham community gathered in Levin Ballroom this past Saturday to celebrate these achievements.
Thinking of Brandeis University, “community engagement” is probably one of the first phrases that comes to mind.
“I always tell my students to think about the etymology of the word prejudice. Pre - judge. [Essentially this says,] ‘I’ve made up my mind; don’t confuse me with the facts,’” Deborah Lipstadt ’72 Ph.D.
“Human beings have dignity; they don’t have a price. That’s why human beings can’t be bought or sold,” said Prof.
With the welcoming of Prof. Jutta Lindert to the Women’s Studies Research Center on Tuesday Sept.
A newsroom, an office with a group of reporters, is a spot that records the shifts of a society. One of the most recent shifts society has seen came with the rise of digital technology, which has come to permeate the daily lives of most people.
Tucked inside the University of Massachusetts Boston’s newly constructed University Hall, Brandeis Prof.
“American Jewish history for me was not a job, it was a career. It defined me,” said Professor Jonathan Sarna (NEJS) who, after decades of writing, publishing and teaching, has been named a University Professor. Joining a “very select group” of faculty, including Prof.
Like so many others, Prof. Teresa M. Amabile, a Baker Foundation Professor and Director of Research at Harvard Business School, once had the dream of being an artist and innovator. Last Thursday, members of the Brandeis community gathered in the Shapiro Campus Center to hear the “Psychology Department Colloquium: Labor of Love: A Brief History of a Creativity Research Program,” hosted by Prof.
Remy Pontes ’17 spent his summer working toward one goal: peace. Starting at the end of the spring, Pontes worked as a legislative intern for Massachusetts Peace Action (MPA). MPA is an affiliate of Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots funding campaign.
Many associate Cuba with communism, the Castro family and the Cold War. These Cuban stereotypes remind many Americans of another political system and cultural circumstances.
“What I hope is that wherever I have been at Brandeis ... that I have made something better.